Meet the Clergy

The Most Rev. Shaun McCann, STL, OTSJ – Rector

Originally consecrated on December 22nd, 2002 as Bishop of Alberta, Shaun McCann was shortly thereafter elevated to Patriarch and Primate of the Apostolic Johannite Church and has served faithfully in that role since June 23rd, 2003.

Since that time, Shaun McCann as Iohannes IV has led the Church through two decades of growth and development including expanding the Johannite Church to numerous centres across several countries, writing the All Saints Accord, establishing St. Raphael the Archangel Theological Seminary, redesigning the Priesthood Formation Program, producing a new edition of the Sacramentary, overseeing the translation and publication of the Levitikon: The Gospels according to the Primitive Church, as well as initiating and establishing the Church’s online educational media. He has also directed the formation of numerous clerics and lay leaders, and presided over almost two decades of Conclaves, the annual gathering of Johannites from around the world.

He is a dedicated student of the Western Mystery Tradition, having been recognized as a Master of the Temple in the Ordo Sacrae Flammae and served previously as Grand Master of the Friary. He is also an Initiate and Chevalier in several Knights Templar and other Chivalric lineages, as well as a Martinist Free Initiator, Chevalier Bienfaisant de la Cité Sainte, Elus Coen, Master Mason, and and a Druid Companion in the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, among others.

He brings a deep love of history, myth and story to his ministry work, and of all his many roles and official duties within the Apostolic Johannite Church, the sacramental, pastoral and spiritual companion work of the priest is nearest to his heart. His personal practice is a blend of Sacramentalism, Western esotericism and theurgy, augmented and informed by Druidry, the Contemplative tradition and meditation.

In addition to formation and esoteric study, he has also done secular training in Mental Health and Trauma Counselling, Sophrology and Mindfulness as well as in Non-Profit and Board Governance and is an avid reader of history, and enjoys writing and playing music when time allows, which is pretty much never. 

The Rev. Mother Angie Wisk-Nowell, MBA, STL – Assistant Minister

Angie has been fascinated by spirituality throughout her life. She has explored various forms of Christianity, including Evangelical, Mysticism, and Gnosticism. Angie is inspired by Female Mystics writers from through the centuries ranging from Julian of Norwich to the modern Mystic Bernadette Roberts. Her main esoteric interests lie in Traditional Astrology and Tarot.

In addition to the enjoyable aspects of spiritual life, Angie and her spouse are cult survivors. From this challenging experience, she is passionate about exploring what aspects of spiritual life can lead to community cultic dynamics. Additionally, she is continuously exploring ways to embrace a full spiritual life within a community while maintaining each individual’s dignity and autonomy.

Angie has been a member of the Parish of St. Joseph of Arimathea since 2017. She achieved ordination to the Diaconate in September 2020 and to the Priesthood in 2023.

Angie holds a B.A. in History and an MBA and lives in Calgary, Alberta, with her husband and two children.

Monsignor Lance Hoddinott, RN
Pastoral Minister

Msgr. Lance was ordained to the Diaconate for the Apostolic Johannite Church in September 2007 and the Priesthood on May 29th, 2010.Raised in St John’s Newfoundland as an Anglican, he admits to having suffered a case of atheism for far too many years until coming to the realization his issues were with literalism not God. From there, the rest is history.

A veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, Lance is presently employed as a Emergency Management Officer in Disaster Planning while continuing his long practice as ER Nurse. Msgr. Lance brings his considerable experience to bear in the service of both the local community and the wider Apostolic Johannite Church.

A nerd, lover of reading and the occasional good scotch, you can expect any conversation with him to cover a wide range of topics.  

Location and Time

Disable Content Blockers to view Calendar

In-Person Liturgy: As Scheduled
Venue is meeting space located inside a private complex
For information on attending, please join us
at one of our 2nd and 4th Wednesday meetings

Online Study Group
2nd and 4th Wednesdays
Google Meet Link in Calendar

In-Person Tarot Class: As Scheduled
In-person, unless indicated